When I first started as a magician, I didn't try to hide my lack of experience. Instead, I embraced it and used it to my advantage. I marketed myself as the new magician on the block, and it worked wonders for me.
By admitting that I was a newbie, I was able to create a unique character for myself. I didn't have to try to copy the styles of other, more experienced magicians - I was able to come up with my tricks and routines that were fresh and exciting. And let me tell you; it was a blast. I could experiment and try new things without the pressure of trying to live up to some preconceived notion of what a "real" magician should be.
One of the ways I was able to stand out was by focusing exclusively on performing for children. Most magicians try to appeal to a wide range of audiences, but by specializing, I became an expert in my field. I learned what kids like and how to make them laugh and feel amazed. And it was great - not only do I get to do what I love, but I can make a difference in the lives of these children. I will never forget the feeling of watching their faces light up when they watch one of my tricks or laugh at one of my jokes.
Of course, being honest about my experience level also meant that I didn't feel compelled to lie about it. I didn't claim to have years and years of experience under my belt - instead, I focused on my strengths and marketed myself as a unique and fresh addition to the magic scene. And you know what? It worked. By maintaining a level of honesty and conducting myself ethically, I was able to build a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy magician.
In conclusion, there's no shame in admitting that you're a newbie. By embracing your lack of experience, you can create a unique character for yourself and focus on developing your skills in a way that feels authentic to you. And when you maintain a level of honesty and conduct yourself ethically, you'll build a reputation as a reliable and trustworthy magician that clients will want to book time and time again. So, embrace your newness and let the magic flow!